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Jembaa Groove is a Berlin-based Afro-Soul group founded in late 2020 by Yannick Nolting (bass, composer, producer) and Eric Owusu (vocals, percussion, songwriter). They met in a Berlin playground with their children and soon realized that they spoke the same musical language, without suspecting how fruitful this encounter would be for their musical future. By delving deep into both their backgrounds and musical identities, they developed a new yet authentic vibe that is ready to be spread around the world.

After searching for the right companions for their upcoming journey and meeting some of Berlin’s best musicians*, they eventually formed Jembaa Groove, a seven-piece band that combines jazzy sounds from Berlin’s emerging underground scene with traditional West African sounds from Ghana and Mali such as Highlife, Adowa and Wassoulou. Jembaa Groove’s music is influenced by the soulful rhythms and baritone chords of 70’s black America and contemporary artists like Lee Fields and Ikebe Shakedown as well as highlife artists like Ebo Taylor and Pat Thomas, with whom Eric has toured and recorded for many years.

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Practical information

  • Recommendation to wear a mask

    Visitors aged 6 and over are recommended to wear an FFP2 or medical face mask in all interior rooms of the Humboldt Forum. Unless otherwise stated, this also applies to guided tours and events. For your own safety and the safety of your children, we recommend that all age groups take a rapid antigen test before visiting the Humboldt Forum.

  • Meeting point & time

    The meeting point for guided tours and the location for workshops can be found on your booking confirmation. In order for the tour to begin punctually, please arrive 15 minutes before the programme is due to start. We ask that you allow for this additional quarter hour when planning your visit.